Anonymous said: how much time did you spend working on the central core concept of 8house before presenting it the rest of the already announced collaborators?
I think initially I started writing a thing with my pal Marley Zarcone. called Nona. The idea was to do something that felt like what we wanted Vertigo books to be like— dark magic and fashionable ladies.
There were all these houses of magic in that story with the main character Nona being a magic user who escaped from her coven cutting runes into shadows.
and at the same time there was talk about an Image relaunch of Top cow in the same way we reworked the Extreme stuff. I was talking about doing my version of Pitt ( I wanted Mike Vega to draw it and I was talking to Sarah Horrocks about co-writing) and Marian was going to do an old lady witch version of Witchblade. Joe Keatinge was gonna do Cyberforce and we wanted Adam Warren on it too. (I don’t remember on what book)
Anyway, none of those things came to be but in some way through talking to Image they turned into 8house. (I’m still hoping the Nona book happens but Muggles has some other new exciting work on the way)
I talk to Emma Rios a lot (we are manga blood bruthers)and the idea of bringing her onto anything I’m involved with in an exciting one.—she brought in Hwei (whose work I think is amazing)
Sloane is an artists whose work I’ve admired for years so I introduced her to Marian, and Claire is an old friend whose writing has impressed me for years. (I’ve been hoping she would do an Image book for a long time)
I met Xurxo through finding his art on Deviantart and being amazed by it.The idea for 8house Kiem was something that I think started as Simon Roy’s ideas.
Fil is a comic book hero of mine whose work I first read when I was 10— and bringing him into anything I’m involved with is a little too exciting.
but in answer to the question. I tend to jump into things when they’re still a mess. I don’t know if this is an ideal way to work but it seems to be the way I do. like in Prophet I had no plans for multiple artists until we were into it. That is one of the joys I think of ongoing comics. It feels like a version of how Moebius did his Airtight garage— well a little more planning than that— but still just hoping that it all works out in the end.
and here’s a Marley Nona page—
When THE THING became JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING
Producer Stuart Cohen has an amazingly comprehensive making-of blog regarding JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING
there’s a great deal worth reading but maybe none moreso than the linked piece above, about how Carpenter took advantage of a six-week break in filming to watch what he had, realize it wasn’t working, and go to town on the whole affair with a scalpel.
ComiXology’s Countdown To The Eisners!
The Eisner Awards are tonight! We’re continuing our celebration of some of comics’ best creators by putting them into the worlds that they created.
(Art by Kate Kasenow!)
Anonymous said: how many yorris ish there gonna be?
Fil Barlow’s 8house Yorris will be 4 issues (to start with)
Here’s a cover he did.
Fil Barlow, doodes. Prepare to die.
Beautiful teaser poster for Magical Girl, illustrated by Carlos Vermut (also director of the film).
Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”
Teasing our project just a bit, following these recent 8house announcements at SDCC.
8House: Mirror happens in a terraformed satellite, an isolated colony growing around a landed lab-starship as if it were a cathedral. In this safe haven, magicians and scientists of the House of Healers experiment with the local fauna to create man/animal ‘hybrids’, obtaining insight to utilize in a desperate cosmic war and win political favour. But a growing community of hybrids want nothing to do with war or politics, and especially not with their patronizing humans creators; only to live on their own, as they are.
Here are some characters below:
It will be basically written by me and drawn by Hwei Lim, but for five pages per issue in which we will exchange roles, I will draw and Hwei will write, to show more intimate scenes and give a deeper insight about the characters.
8House is a shared universe to be developed by several creators and published by Image Comics. A sci-fantasy playground with some premises in common, that will be explained through independent stories and teams.
Brandon talked in tumblr yesterday about what this 8house world was all about. Giving some details about Kiem, in which he works with Xurxo Penalta, and Arclight, with Marian.
We are enjoying the hell out of this thing, hope you like it when it comes out.
Ho ho ho, thanks to @val_delandro I will have #BitchPlanet tattoos to give out at #sdcc bitchpla.net #areyoucompliant
You have to ask for them, though.
Death (of the Endless) meets Ginny!
I like to call this “The Pretty Deadly Cost of Living.”
Carson Ellis (b. 1975, Vancouver, Canada) - The Infinite Corpse
Matt and Kelly Sue
Hey, I’m hijacking this fine illo by Jesse Lane to post SDCC schedules.
My SDCC schedule starts with the IMAGE PANEL at 11:00 on Friday in Room 23ABC. Next up is a ticketed signing at the Image Booth (2729). Details about how the ticketed signings work are here. As soon as that’s over, I’ll be RUNNING over to the steps out front between Halls C & D for the Carol Corps meet up. I’ll be there, Nakki will be there, I dunno who all else. YOU? I’ll have swag and be available for hugs and duck face selfies and whatnot until about 3:00, when I have to head to the Marvel Live booth. From there I go back to the hotel to get dolled up for the Eisners. (Fraction bought me two new lipsticks yesterday. I’m mortified by how much I love the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, y’all. But they’re really, really good. I have Underage Red, Backstage Bambi and Bachelorette. Oh, and the crazy pink one. Armageddon, I think?)
Saturday starts with Breakfast with the Valkyries. Then another ticketed signing at Image at noon, followed IMMEDIATELY by a signing at the Marvel Booth (2329) at 1pm. Then meetings, then home. Then crying, hugging my knees and rocking back and forth.
If you wanna say HEEYYYYYYY, on Friday from 11-12 is the IMAGE PANEL in room 23 ABC. Me and Kel and Chip will be there and many many more.
Then from 12-2, roughly, at the IMAGE BOOTH there’s a ticketed signing. That’s a me-and-Chipper affair.
Then at 4 I’m doing the #HowardCon show with Bendis, Jim Lee, and Scott Snyder. That’s a small town hall style thing, I’m told; I don’t know if they’ve released where it’s going to be so if you’re into that kind of thing, search that hashtag some.
We’re presenting at the Eisners on Friday evening, Kel and I, so we’ll be there that evening. She will look dynamite in a [hot pink] floor-length stunnah; I will look like a hobo someone paid in lunchmeat to act as my assassination decoy.
Then on SATURDAY from 11-12, same deal, a ticketed thing at Image. I’ll just look like me then.
Other than that I’ll do my level best to swing by the Fantagraphics booth, as it remains a singular thrill to buy Fanta stuff in advance of its publication, especially if it’s LOVE AND ROCKETS related, and even more so if it’s from Los Bros theyowndamnselves.